There wasn't much going on this week. I realized part of why my paces was so slow in my trail race last week -- I was coming down with something. Not apparently COVID, and not terrible, but enough to make me rest a lot, especially since I have to go to my moms a few … Continue reading Rolling with the River: 8/22 – 28 WRD
How Long is Your Long Run Really?
I was walking Bandit one day last week, thinking about my "long-er" runs and how much more manageable short long runs seem (if that makes sense). I had already decided on this topic for todays post, then I was texting with another runner friend. She is also not running very long these days or racing, … Continue reading How Long is Your Long Run Really?
My Secret Weapon
Who doesn't want to recover quickly so they can have a great next run? It should come as no surprise to people that read this blog for a while that I'm all about taking care of my body so that I can recover quickly. I have a secret weapon for that, too. G is for … Continue reading My Secret Weapon
1 Reason I Took a Running Break
When should you take a break from running? I do think it does a body good once in a while. Any repetitive activity leaves you open to injury. Switching it up and giving your body a break is one way to stay injury free. Fairytales and Fitness Pay attention to your RHR (resting heart rate) … Continue reading 1 Reason I Took a Running Break
Respect the Distance
Do you ever feel like you can run a certain distance -- doesn't matter if you've trained for it or you're injured -- you've done it in the past so you know you can just go out and do it, right? Maybe not This post isn't aimed at any one person, which I say because … Continue reading Respect the Distance
When is it time for a break?
I am a firm believer that recovery is important -- and often overlooked by runners. I have written about the need for it many times (see the bottom of the post for links to more on recovery). How do you know when it's time for a break? I'm not talking about how to recover, but … Continue reading When is it time for a break?
“Powering” Through: 2/25-3/3 WRD
Without a goal race on the calendar and bitter cold and snow and wind, I can't say I'm super motivated to run. I want to maintain my base, so after a short runbbatical, it was time to lace up . . . a little. I've been active in other ways. On Monday we lost power … Continue reading “Powering” Through: 2/25-3/3 WRD
R&R: 2/18-24 Weekly Wrap
In some ways it seems kind of pointless to join up with the Weekly Wrap, because there wasn't a lot of movement this week. But that's just the point: sometimes recovery looks like being lazy, but recovery is important -- and I don't have anything on my schedule right now, either. Perfect timing. I'm joining … Continue reading R&R: 2/18-24 Weekly Wrap
8 Ways I Recovered from My Longest Runs Ever
While my longest long runs were definitely a bit of a struggle, I recovered from them really well. I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy and sharing eight, not five, things I did to recover properly. Most taken from my own posts on recovery! Walk it in I try … Continue reading 8 Ways I Recovered from My Longest Runs Ever
5 Ways to Recover Faster
Sometimes running gives us more energy, and sometimes it grinds us down and spits us out. There are ways to help make sure you recover from a hard run so that the next run will be good, too. I am joining the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy to share five things … Continue reading 5 Ways to Recover Faster